Community Resources and Organizations
© Copyright 1995-1996, Clay Irving, New York, NY USA
Mon Aug 5 06:10:12 EDT 1996
- 1010 President Street: A Brooklyn Home Page
1010 President Street is devoted to the home of David Neal Miller's youth, the street of his dreams, and, more broadly, to Brooklyn, New York, cradle of tough guys and Nobel laureates, fourth largest city in the United States, proof of the power of marginality, and homeland of--why deny it?-- America's most creative disasporic culture.
- 92nd Street Y
Experience the Extraordinary at the 92nd Street Y: In World-class concerts and premiere dance performances; lectures and literary readings by the most distinguished and influential minds of our time; Jewish lectures and celebrations, and diverse educational, social and recreational programs for everyone. Our1995-96 season's calendar of events promises extraordinary experiences for you at the 92nd Street Y.
- AA Meetings for Gay Beginners in New York City
A pick of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Manhattan that are especially good for gay beginners and visitors.
- ACLU Free Reading Room
The American Civil Liberties Union Free Reading Room, a publications, software, and information resource of the nation's oldest and largest defender of the traditional American values set forth in the Bill of Rights.
- ACM -- The First Society in Computing
ACM (founded 1947) is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering, and application of information technology, serving both professional and public interests by fostering the open interchange of information and by promoting the highest professional and ethical standards.
- ACT UP/New York
ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis. They advise and inform. They demonstrate. They are not silent.
- The Academy Of American Poets
The largest organization in the U.S. specifically devoted to poetry. The site contains new poems by leading poets.
- American Foundation for the Blind
This gopher was designed to offer a wide range of information to people who are blind or visually impaired, to their families, friends, parents and teachers, to students and professionals who work with blind or visually impaired people, and to the general public.
- American National Standards Institute
This service will let you find information on ANSI's mission and role, the latest news about the ANSI federation, a catalog of published American National Standards, and much more!
- American Red Cross/Greater New York Chapter
Wherever disasters happen, no matter what hour of the day or night, the American Red Cross in Greater New York is there -- The American Red Cross/Greater New York Chapter was on the scene last year for 3,572 disasters throughout the Greater New York area.
- Asian American Journalists Association
The New York Chapter is one of the Asian American Journalists Association's largest, with about 200 members, mostly concentrated in the metropolitan New York City area.
- Asian American Writer's Workshop
Founded to facilitate the creation, publication, and distribution of Asian American literature. To that end the group offers workshops, readings, fellowships, publications, contests, and a bookstore.
- The Bowery Mission
Each day The Bowery Mission - a fixture of the Bowery since 1879 - serves hundreds of meals to desperate men, women and families. Overnight shelter, clothing and showers provide emergency care for the homeless. A residential program helps the homeless make a permanent change. In 117 years, The Bowery Mission has remained less than 10 blocks from its original location on the Bowery - symbolizing a steadfast commitment to society's least fortunate who find themselves helpless on America's most famous Skid Row.
- Boy Scouts of America Greater NY Councils
Information on camping and membership opportunities.
- Cable Postive
The cable industry's AIDS action organization -- Cable Positive is a non-profit, mostly volunteer organization dedicated to unifying the talents, resources, access and influence of the communications industry. Cable Positive's mission is to: Raise AIDS awareness; Fund AIDS education, research and care; Promote a more compassionate climate for people whose lives have been affected by HIV and AIDS.
- Campers' Group
Campers' Group is a volunteer-run club that organizes camping and cabin trips. They're based in New York City and their destinations are usually within a 3-hour drive of the Big Apple.
- Carnegie Corporation of New York
Carnegie Corporation of New York is a philanthropic foundation created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. The Corporation's capital fund, originally donated at a value of about $135 million, had a market value of $1.11 billion on July 31, 1994.
- Central Park Web
Find out what's happening, get the history and see who has what to say about the world's most famous park. Download some video, or post to the stories page with your favorite Central Park tale.
- Central Queens YM & YWHA
A non-profit Jewish community center offering recreational, educational, cultural and social services to enhance the quality of life in the central Queens community. The Y is an agency of UJA-Federation and is funded in part by United Way.
- Chinatown Homepage
Your guide to Chinatown (in Chinese, of course!).
- Chinatown YMCA
The CityKids Foundation, a ten-year old, not-for-profit, national multi-cultural organization based in New York, is dedicated to the survival of today's youth. CityKids provides young people with a safe space to discuss issues facing them in their world today, leadership training, and a forum for self-expression through the performing arts.
- Cliff Schaffer's Amazing Archive of WoD Documents
Plenty of info on the War On Drugs and how much of a fraud it really is.
- City Harvest
Established in 1982, City Harvest has a simple mission: to help end hunger by "harvesting" food that otherwise would be wasted, and distributing it to agencies feeding the hungry. City Harvest receives food donations from such sources as supermarkets, corporate cafeterias, restaurants, and catered affairs. A fleet of seven refrigerated trucks picks up excess food and delivers it to soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and social service agencies. All donated food is given free to these non-profit groups. In turn, they must distribute it free to their clients.
- Clinton Community Gardens
Located on West 48th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, in New York's Hell's Kitchen, the Garden is open daily from dawn to dusk. It is locked but neighborhood residents can obtain keys from Steering Committee meetings.
- The Computerized AIDS Ministries Network (CAM)!
CAM is a program of the Health and Welfare Ministries Program Department, General Board of Global Ministries, of The United Methodist Church. CAM'S purpose is HIV/AIDS information, education and support. Different forums serve these purposes. Persons who remain on CAM are expected to participate in our purpose. A goal of CAM is to create a safe space for its community of users to gain information and support.
- Conservancy for Historic Battery Park
The Conservancy for Historic Battery Park was created in 1994 to revitalize Battery Park and renew the spirit of Castle Clinton National Monument. The organization's goal is to return the Battery to its historic role as the center of life in the Harbor and Downtown New York.
- Contact Center Network
The Contact Center Network is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization. Starting with a pilot project in NYC, their aim is to create a network of community-based centers that will link, serve and strengthen individuals and organizations working for a better world.
- Disable Hotline
A disability information resource service containing important information to the disabled of the NY Metro area with many disability related links.
- Earth Day Online
Information on Earth Day events around the world on the 25th anniversary. On-line events such as Live Web Broadcasts of the Giant Earth Projections in New York.
- Earth Pledge Foundation
Earth Pledge Foundation was established in 1991 to promote the United Nations Pledge to protect the earth and to create awareness of and interest in the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Earth Summit) in Rio de Janeiro. EPF's primary focus is on Sustainable Development.
- East Harlem/El Barrio Community
This site is dedicated to bringing you information about the East Harlem/El Barrio Community. Although classified as a "poor" community by many, East Harlem is rich non-the-less in culture, political activity, ideas, ideals, religion, and people to name a few.
- The Engineering Foundation
This not-for-profit, umbrella organization was founded by the AIChe, AIME, ASCE, ASME, and the IEEE in 1914. It conducts professional conferences in all of the disciplines of its founders.
- Esperanto Society of New York
- Fifth Avenue Community Center of Harlem, Inc.
The Fifth Avenue Community Center of Harlem, Inc. is a non-profit, non-denominational organization whose fundamental purpose is to contribute to the intellectual betterment, the human advancement, and the material improvement of the New York City area.
- Flatiron Alliance
A group of block associations, residents and businesses dedicated to quality of life issues in the Flatiron/Chelsea districts.
- The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center offers online users a free information service that provides resources helpful in the grantseeking process.
- Fresh Air Fund
An independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.6 million disadvantaged New York City children since 1877. Each summer, 10,000 children escape the heat and stress of the city to visit volunteer host families in 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada or The Fund's five camps in Fishkill, New York.
- Friends of Van Cortland Park
A private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Van Cortlandt Park's natural environment, supporting the park's educational and recreational programs, encouraging youth involvement and promoting a broad based community coalition to enhance the quality of life for future generations.
- Gateway Plaza Tenants' Association
The Gateway Plaza Tenants' Association was founded in 1982 in order to address common problems among the tenancy. Since Gateway was the only residential development in the neighborhood for many years, and since the complex is so large, their role expanded and evolved to one more likened to that of a neighborhood or block association.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
- Goethe House
German Cultural Center
- Good Schools '96
Good Schools '96 is a citywide coalition which supports strong public schools and equitably financed public education. The site has much information and voter guides for the School Board elections coming up on May 7, 1996.
- Goods for Guns
Goods for Guns is a new organization with an innovative approach to reducing the amount of violence in the U.S. In exchange for turning over unregistered guns, which are a major cause of accidental handgun death, participants receive toys and other goods which make the lives of all those involved much brighter and safer. The idea has already resulted in the elimination of several thousand guns in the New York City area.
Updated Weekly, New York City's Greenwich Village Online Community; history, gossip, current events. Listings of bars, clubs, restaurants and shops.
- John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields (natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, creative arts) except the performing arts.
An internet publication by kids and families in Harlem.
- Hell's Kitchen Online
Web site for the community of Hell's Kitchen, the historic area of New York City bounded by 59th and 8th and 34th and 12th.
New York's only organizationally collaborative art center and has quickly grown to become one of the largest contemporary art presenters in lower Manhattan. Beginning with our gala opening in September 1993 drawing over 2,000 guests in one weekend, HERE has presented the work of 750 different artists and arts groups to an audience of approximately 30,000.
- Homes for the Homeless
Founded in 1986 to serve homeless mothers and children in New York City. Now the nation's largest single provider of residential education services to homeless families, this private non-profit serves a dual role in the fight against homelessness.
- The Hub
For information for people in wheelchairs
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world's largest technical professional society. It is non-profit organization to promote the development and application of electrotechnology and allied sciences for the benefit of humanity, the advancement of the profession, and the well-being of our members.
- The Internet Building
InterNet Projects happening at The InterNet Building, 43 West 21st Street New York City, NY, Tel: 212-929-4321
- Islamic Resources
- Jackson Heights Beautification Group
Historic District. Multi-ethnic neighborhood! 20th Century Architecture. Children's drawings.
- Center for Korean American Culture Inc.
Center for Korean American Culture(CKAC) was established by some college students and graduates six years ago. Founding members got together to learn about Korean culture and traditions that young Korean Americans hardly knew at the time. At the first time, they were not very organized; they themselves did not know what to do with what they were studying and learning. But, soon they realized that pure cultural practice of Korean traditions were not the issue for them any more. The most important thing for them was to learn and find their identities as Korean Americans and thereby to determine the best way to live in this country.
- The Ladies Pavilion Central Park, New York City: A Brief History
The cast-iron shelter at Hernshead in Central Park known as the Ladies Pavilion was designed by Jacob Wrey Mould in 1871 to serve as a shelter for trolley passengers at the Eighth Avenue and 59th Street park entrance.
- Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.
A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men and people with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Headquartered in New York, and with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, Lambda has national and regional expertise in all aspects of sexual orientation and HIV-related policy and law.
- LEAD International, Inc. -- Leadership for Environment and Development Program
LEADnet offers information about their programs, associates, papers, links to other environment-related servers, a sample of the Inter Press Service news and an online demo of their multimedia system.
- Lesbian/Gay Immigration Rights Task Force (LGIRTF)
A non-profit organization, headquartered in New York City, with chapters in many cities across the country. It was first convened in 1993 by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and The Center International Lesbian and Gay Association, and is advocating the reform of discriminatory immigration laws in the USA.
- Lower East Side Revitalization
A short story about the Lower East Side.
- NAPM-New York: On the Web
Home of the NY affiliate of the National Association of Purchasing Management. It contains information about the organization, educational programs, etc.
- National Aududon Society
A guide to the NAS, from its historical roots to current political and educational activities. Features information on local chapters and sanctuaries, including a walk through the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
- New York Academy of Science
Founded in 1817, the New York Academy of Sciences is the third oldest scientific organization in America and one of New York City's oldest and most enduring cultural institutions. The Academy is an independent, nonprofit organization with nearly 50,000 members in more than 160 countries united by a commitment to promoting science and technology and their essential roles in fostering social and economic development.
- New York Cares
New York Cares is committed to leading New Yorkers in hands-on community service work. Their uniqueness is found in their ability to create volunteer projects that are hands-on, build and maintain on- going relationships with our project partners -- the environmental, social service and welfare organizations that utilize New York Cares' volunteers -- and the use of a team model for volunteer involvement and management. In addition, New York Cares is committed to providing a "user-friendly" approach to volunteering in New York City.
- New York Charity
Your guide to charitable contributions and Volunteering in the New York City area.
- New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
A public service organization of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Members of ARES provide secondary and primary communications for any served agency that requests their services.
- New York Clinic Defense Task Force
Anti-choice organizations around the country have announced massive clinic blockades in New York City this Memorial Day weekend to challenge clinic protection laws. Right now, their elite terrorist squads from California to Florida are studying maps and gathering equipment, and organizing to place hundreds of "peaceful" protesters in front of clinics. Join the cause to stop them!
- New York DCE Users Group
The New York DCE Users Group is a forum for people from the New York City area who are interested in DCE and related technologies that meet and discuss various issues regarding DCE.
- New York Dharma Group
- New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
Founded in 1980, the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project serves lesbian and gay crime victims through counseling, advocacy, information and referrals. The Project serves the larger community by working to change public attitudes that tolerate, insulate or instigate hate-motivated crime, and to reform government policies and practices affecting lesbian, gay, and other survivors of crime.
- The New York City Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, the New York City Lesbian and Gay Community Service Center is home to over 300 GLBT organizations. In addition, the Center produces an array of programs that speak to the needs of the lesbians and gay men of Greater New York.
- New York New Media Association
A not-for-profit organization whose mission is to galvanize the new media industry in the New York area.
- The New York PC Users Group
- The New York Open Center
The New York Open Center, presents nearly 1000 courses annually on topics of alternative health and bodywork disciplines, depth psychologies, sociocultural issues, spiritual and meditative teachings and multicultural arts.
- New York Road Skaters Association
All about one of the world's largest organizations of individual inline skaters, plus the Central Park Skate Patrol, New York state skating law, local skating events, and more.
- The Northeastern Tai Chi Chuan Association
A not-for-profit organization devoted to the teaching of Tai Chi Chuan and other related Asian studies. Founded by Chief instructor Eric Schneider, the School currently offers instruction in Yang-style Tai Chi Chuan, I Chuan meditation, and Chinese calligraphy.
- Open Society Home Page
The concept of open society is based on the recognition that people act on imperfect knowledge and nobody is in possession of the ultimate truth. Unlike closed societies dominated by the state, open societies are characterized by a reliance on the rule of law, the existence of a democratically elected government, a diverse and vigorous civil society, respect for minorities and minority opinions, and a free market economy.
- Patch the Apple
Patch the Apple exists to promote volunteerism and to organize fundraising and other charitable events to benefit social and human services groups in New York City.
- Peoples, Inc.
The Peoples Economic Opportunity Project of the Lower East Side is one of the most exciting new comprehensive community development initiatives currently underway in New York City.
- People's Firehouse, Inc
A non-profit organization funded by various agencies to provide free services to Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Phoenix House
One of the largest private, non-profit drug abuse services agency in the country and provides treatment for approximately 1,800 adults and adolescents nationwide. A pioneer in the development of modern drug abuse treatment, Phoenix House was among the first to adopt self-help methods that make the individual the focus of treatment and address the underlying causes of drug abuse. Today, Phoenix House operates fourteen long-term residential and outpatient facilities - ten in the New York area and four in California. It also operates the national 1-800-COCAINE help line.
- Prospect Park Alliance
The Prospect Park Alliance is the keystone in a partnership with the City of New York Parks & Recreation, the Borough of Brooklyn and the corporations, foundations and individuals who invest in maintaining and enriching this beautiful Park in Brooklyn. The Alliance raises private funds for landscape restoration, capital projects, and community programming. In addition, the Alliance oversees the Volunteers in Prospect Park, the award-winning volunteer program that has involved hundreds of people of all ages in Prospect Park.
- Refuse and Resist
It's all one attack! The current war on women, concentration camps for immigrants, censorship of the arts, resurgent racism, police state measures, gay bashing, and compulsory patriotism, Refuse & Resist! says NO to the whole package.
- Regional Plan Association
The nation's oldest regional planning organization, Regional Plan Association has worked since 1929 to improve the quality of life in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan area by creating long-term plans and promoting their implementation across political boundaries. On the basis of professional research, the Association recommends policy improvements, fosters cooperation among various government and private organizations, and involves the public in considering and shaping its own future. RPA's areas of research include land use planning, transportation, economic development, the environment, governance and social policy.
- River of Hope Coalition
A multimedia home to a collection of outstanding non-profit organizations. This virtual community is the first created for the purpose of delivering high-quality multimedia information to Internet users. Some organizations are developing interactive giving programs, whereby those people who are able to support an organization can take a much more direct role in a specific project or program.
- The Rotaract Club
The Rotaract Club at the United Nations is the first Rotaract Club in New York City and sponsored by the Rotary Club of New York. Rotaract is a service club for college and university students and young professionals and businesspeople (18-30 years).
- SAFE (Sane Aviation For Everyone)
A coalition of independent citizens groups and individuals in the greater Metro New York region, was officially established on July 7,1994.
Domestic Violence Resources.
- St. George Civic Association
Is there life on the other side of the ferry? What to do after a ride on the worlds most popular tourist attraction? Why visit St. George in Staten Island, of course!
- Sloan Foundation Information Server
Information about the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the work they support, especially the work in Asynchronous Learning Networks.
- Snug Harbor Cultural Center of Staten Island
Snug Harbor is a unique place, offering visual and performing arts, parklands, botanical treasures, a nationally recognized children's museum, and a variety of cultural experiences in a setting unlike any other in this country.
- Socialist Party USA Cybercenter
The home page of the Socialist Party USA, America's democratic socialist party.
- The Society for Electronic Access (SEA)
The purpose of SEA is to help make our corner of the digital world a civilized place to live, work and visit. We believe that the world of computers and the communications links that bind their users together (cyberspace) should be open to everyone. Furthermore, if this new medium is to have a chance of fulfilling its great potential, the same civil rights that protect our freedom in the physical world must prevail in cyberspace.
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Metropolitan New York Chapter is the premier professional association for human resource professionals in the greater New York City region. Metro NY, for short, has nearly 2,000 members, representing more than 700 organizations, and is the largest member chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Media Access Systems introduces soho.net, a "virtual community" based on the geographical location of Soho, yet not limited within these boundaries. Soho.net is the quintessential community for people who are involved in multimedia and the arts because it allows one to locate services and events that revolve around important issues in the growing field of multimedia, as well as being able to interact with those who make the field grow.
- Street Project
A not-for-profit organization which matches busy people with meaningful activities.
- The Tall Club of New York City
A not-for-profit social club for tall folks.
- Take Back New York
Do you remember when New York was a great place to live? -- TAKE BACK NEW YORK is the state's preeminent grassroots anti-crime group with a goal to reclaim the criminal-justice system for law-abiding citizens.
The first (and as far as we know only) internet service dedicated to residential rental tenants, primarily in New York, TenantNet is a project of Tenant Watch, a coalition of tenants activists.
- Unigroup of New York
The UNIX user group in New York City
- United Nations
- Upper West Side Stories
Created by Lionel & Kumi Smith-Gordon, residents of the Upper West Side in New York City, this site includes: guide to the neighbourhood in *English* and *Japanese*, a guestbook, a free-to-enter *Competition*!, links to other New York resources, and photos of the Upper West Side and of the authors.
- Voters Telecommunications Watch
A volunteer organization, concentrating on legislation as it relates to telecommunications and civil liberties.
- W.B. Yeats Society of New York
- WAR (World Aid Relief)
An international not-for-profit charitable organization emphasizing the importance of regional efforts within a global framework. WAR is sponsoring a live benefit concert for an estimated 24 hours.
- Wellspring Foundation
Provides funding for education, the environment, health programs in Southeast Asia and documentary film production. Includes an annual report, guidelines and a form to submit inquiries.
- WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization)
WHAM! is a direct action group committed to demanding, securing and defending absolute reproductive freedom and quality health care for all women. They meet two Wednesdays a month in lower Manhattan.
- Wildlife Conservation Society
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) was founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society by a group of prominent New York citizens. Today, WCS operates the Bronx Zoo, NY Aquarium, and Wildlife Centers in Central Park, Prospect Park and Queens, New York -- and saves wildlife around the world!
- World Wide Web Artists Consortium
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